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When clearing clutter, beware the “endowment effect.”
Challenge yourself to wear a different outfit every day, as a way to make better use of what you have and to identify what you want to give away.
Deep Dive into One-Word Themes for 2019
After our discussion in episode 201, we loved hearing listeners’ one-word themes for the year. Some thought-provoking choices include: “Worth,” “War,” “Okay,” “Action,” “Easier,” “Dream,” “Reduce,” “Simplify,” “Voice,” “Habits,” “Learn,” and “Fit.” We mention Chris Guillebeau’s Side Hustle School podcast—he’s part of the Onward Project. If you want to take the Four Tendencies quiz, it’s here.
Although she’s had a little down time at work, she hasn’t gone to the mindfulness class at Jack’s school—even though she knows it’s very valuable.
Gretchen’s Gold Star
- If you need ideas for wedding readings, I have a collection of quotations suitable for weddings recommended from other Happier listeners. Download it for free at gretchenrubin.com/resources.
- Looking for a good book to read? You can follow me on Goodreads to see what I’m reading or check out the “What I read this month” blog posts I publish each month with my #GretchenRubinReads.
- Speaking of reading, we’ve launched the Happier Podcast Book Club! Our first book is Dani Shapiro’s bestselling memoir, Inheritance. Post your questions and comments to #happierpodcastbookclub, or comment on this post below. Don’t worry, you don’t need to “join,” just read along. If you like, you can join the conversation on Goodreads.